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Sun Sparkles Cancer 1

by Rebecca Brents

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The Sun Sparkles Series
Tiny essays on The Sun Signs in Astrology
Quick to read, easy to digest, easy to remember

crab

Sensitive and private

Cancer's symbol is the Crab ... for good reasons. Crabs travel around wearing a hard outer shell -- to protect their soft interior. The same with Cancer people -- Cancer Suns, Cancer Moons, Cancer Rising. In self-defense, Cancers look a lot harder on the outside than they are. Inside, they're big softies.

They also carry an invisible shell, a safe inner space where they go when wary or threatened ... or if they need a break from the hassle of life. They watch cautiously from this private place the people and events around them.

If something interesting happens, they may come out to get a look. Otherwise, they've got their home-away-from-home they carry with them ... and they may not venture out of it for days.

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Born with the Sun in Cancer -- The Cancer Character ---> Cancer's symbol is the crab -- Citizens of an inner world -- Cancers are spirits of emotions and moods. Their feelings -- and inconsistencies -- the shifting climates of their inner world form the landscape where they live. Cancers have a mood for every occasion. Feelings count with them more than thoughts, or logic, or even the evidence of reality.

When The Sun is in Cancer ---> A time for sentimental feelings -- When the Sun is in Cancer, people are sensitive, gentle, and protective. They rely more on emotions than logic ... and their attitudes are colored by caution, intuition, and instinct. The outlook turns sentimental, sympathetic, traditional. People focus on security issues, emotional connections, family matters, domestic circumstances, and their private lives.

The Water Signs -- Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces ---> Water Signs are emotional -- The Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces represent emotional, instinctive, and subconscious energy that is nurturing, healing, and transformative. They are feeling, sensitive, intuitive, responsive, protective, and passionate.

Cancer Is Cardinal Water -- Dynamic Emotion ---> Cancer is Cardinal Water -- Cancer is Cardinal Water. His values are centered firmly in the realm of feelings, emotions, empathy, and intuition. He excels in situations that require connection, understanding, the offering of emotional support and protection.

Feminine Signs -- The Earth and Water Signs ---> Signs of Practicality and Emotion -- Where masculine signs are dynamic, self-motivating and proactive, feminine signs take a more subtle, passive approach when dealing with challenge or working for change. Masculine sign people are life's movers-and-shakers, while feminine signs prefer to be patient, bide their time and "wait and see what happens" before spending energy and resources to make life bend to their will.

The Personal Signs: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer -- They Operate Through Direct Action and Experience ---> Up front and uncomplicated -- The first four signs of the Zodiac are the Personal Signs -- Aries, Taurus, Gemini and Cancer. They engage life and understand the world through their own direct actions and experiences. Their ambitions don't depend much on other people's cooperation or group support. They are fairly stand-alone in who they are, what they do and what they want.

When Opposites Attract -- Cancer and Capricorn ---> For Capricorn, your polarity sign -- the sign opposite you in the Zodiac -- is Cancer -- home-loving, maternal, moody, emotional, protective. Capricorn energy is the anticipated opposite -- career-oriented, stern, disciplined, reserved, and resolutely contained, especially in public. Cancers are the homebodies; Capricorns the dedicated professionals. Cancers are devoted to the concept of home-and-family. There's a concerned, protective mother energy in every one of them ... men and women alike.

About the Cardinal Signs -- Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn -- The Movers and Shakers of the Zodiac ---> Fire, Earth, Air and Water -- One for each element -- There are four Cardinal Signs in the Zodiac, one for each of the elements. Aries is Cardinal Fire. Cancer is Cardinal Water. Libra is Cardinal Air. Capricorn is Cardinal Earth. Each marks the start of a new season. The beginning of Aries marks the Spring Equinox. The beginning of Cancer, the Summer Solstice. The beginning of Libra, the Autumnal Equinox. The beginning of Capricorn, the Winter Solstice.

Cancer Sun Sign -- The 4th Zodiac Sign ---> Homecoming -- Cancer is the Zodiac's fourth sign, the sign associated with home and family. In the natural Zodiac, Cancer's house sits at the bottom of the horoscope, the fourth house of foundations, roots, security and personal history. People born during astrology sign Cancer have a strong affinity for all these interests, a connection deep-seated and powerful.

Making the Most of the Sun in Cancer ---> Putting down roots -- The energy of the Sun in Cancer is sensitive, gentle, and protective. Cancer brings an energy full of nurturing interests, care-taking and "mothering" to the climate of everyday life. It is associated with creating a home base ... foundations to live in and work from. Cancer is the fourth step on the new spiral of creation and experience ... and looking for a stable, sheltered place to settle in and raise a family.

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